AIRCOM and iBwave Partner for in-Building Network Optimisation

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AIRCOM and iBwave develop an interface so that outdoor propagation maps can be integrated into iBwave's RF-vu software to optimize indoor and outdoor wireless network design in one single view

AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, announces today a partnership with iBwave Solutions, the leader of in-building wireless standard software, to deliver improved in-building network planning and design solutions to operators across the globe.

The deal will see iBwave's unique in-building wireless network design software integrated into AIRCOM's ASSET solution, the industry's leading network optimisation tool. It will allow AIRCOM to offer all-encompassing radio network planning and optimisation services, adding enhanced in-building functionality into its ENTERPRISE tool suite.

"In-building coverage is fast becoming one of the most important considerations for network operators, so we needed to find a best in class solution provider to help service our customers and provide seamless in-building planning as part of the radio network design," says Margaret Rice-Jones, CEO of AIRCOM International. "It was clear that iBwave was the company to help achieve this, so we look forward working with them to strengthen our position as the in-building industry's network solution provider of choice."

iBwave is an international in-building software company that specialises in providing unique in-building network planning and design solutions to more than 150 customers including operators, integrators and equipment vendors across five continents. The deal will extend AIRCOM's solution portfolio, allowing both companies to offer an integrated network solution to their combined customer base.

Commenting on the shared interface Mario Bouchard, CEO and President of iBwave says that "The mobile operator community is a key target market for iBwave and this integration is our commitment with our partners to deliver best of breed indoor and outdoor wireless networks."

The integration between iBwave's software and AIRCOM's ENTERPRISE is complete and the new network optimisation indoor/outdoor feature will be available upon RF-vu's new 4.2 version that is planned to be released on February 23, 2009.

About AIRCOM International

AIRCOM is an independent provider of network and data management tools and services. The company specialises in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimisation for IP and cellular networks.

Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 years' experience across 131 countries for over half the world's mobile operators, including more than 3.5 million man hours working on 3G networks alone. Every day 19 out of the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve the coverage and customer experience for more than 1.1 billion subscribers.

AIRCOM continues to grow its customer base each year, offering advice, training and support services, backed by high performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators.
http://www.aircominternational.com

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About iBwave Solutions

iBwave is an international in-building wireless software company that delivers unique planning and design solutions to a client base composed of wireless operators, equipment manufacturers and infrastructure integrators from more than 45 countries on five continents. iBwave offers industry-specific planning and design software to answer the needs of the in-building wireless industry. RF engineers can take in-building network design beyond prediction to improve accuracy and standardize designs that are shared across the in-building community. iBwave's mission is to create an adopted standard within its industry and to set specific guidelines for designing and planning in-building wireless solutions.
http://www.ibwave.com.

For further information, please contact:

iBwave Solutions Inc.
Laurence Trudeau
Marketing and Communications Manager
+ 1.514.397.0606 x.300

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